Irish Independent

JUSTICE Minister Charlie Flanagan has criticised as “simplistic” and “lazy” comments by Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary that terrorists “will generally be males of a Muslim persuasion”.

Mr O’Leary has been heavily criticised for remarks made in an interview with The Times where he said families with young children should be waved through airport security because there was “virtually zero chance of them being bombers”.

The airline has since claimed the headline on the article — ‘Airline boss wants extra checks on Muslim men’ — is “simply inaccurate”.

Mr O’Leary told the newspaper in an interview: “Who are the bombers? They are going to be single males travelling on their own. If you are travelling with a family of kids, on you go; the chances you are going to blow them all up is zero.

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